The Truth about Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) |

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

False information can spread like wildfire, particularly during times of fear and uncertainty. Right now, there is misinformation circulating about elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and COVID-19.

Elderberry extract is being falsely accused of triggering a cytokine storm or cytokine release syndrome (CRS), an intense inflammatory response that can be deadly. During the SARS epidemic, CRS caused severe lung damage and was a driving factor in many fatalities.

Without anyone asking questions to verify the source and the science behind the claims, misinformation can easily become accepted as truth. But we must always ask who is the source and do they have the authority to speak on such matters, particularly when the information is contrary to science and tradition.

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